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Women Reporting Abuse in Somalia Without Persecution

The African Union is launching an investigation into sex abuse allegations against its troops in Somalia. Investigating sexual abuse and exploitation – especially when those accused are soldiers – is a complex and time-consuming process that requires sensitive expert handling….

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The business perspective to addressing Africa’s skills gap

The phrase “Africa is rising” has been used over the past decade to describe the continent’s economic trajectory. The steady growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) across the continent indicates that businesses and investors around the world see real opportunity…

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WHO “Safe and Dignified Burial” Protocol Key to Reducing Ebola

A new WHO protocol for safe and dignified burial of people who die from Ebola virus disease emphasizes inclusion of family members and encouraging religious rites as an essential part of safe burials. “At least 20% of new Ebola infections…

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Migration Dialogue: From the Horn to South Africa

IOM (International Office of Migration) Tanzania this week convened a three-day “Migration Dialogue” conference to respond to the ever-evolving and complex dynamics of migration flows from the Horn of Africa, through Kenya and Tanzania to South Africa. Twenty-four senior representatives…

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International Committee of Red Cross briefs African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 464th meeting held on 29 October 2014, was briefed by the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr. Peter Maurer, on the activities of…

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Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards

Tanzania Women of Achievement has today, November 4th,  launched the 2015 Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards (TWAA) scheduled to take place on the 7th of March 2015 where now on its 4th  season provide a wonderful opportunity to recognize and applaud…

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ECOWAS Message on Burkina Faso Ill-timed and Unhelpful.

The call by ECOWAS Chairman and President of Ghana that an ‘illegal’overthrow of the Burkinabe authoritarian dictator Mr Blaise Compaore would not be countenanced by West African leaders came too late and frankly unhelpful to the citizens in the ECOWAS…

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Shots heard at Burkina Faso state TV

Burkina Faso’s state TV has gone off air shortly after gunshots were heard at its headquarters, as reported by the BBC on 2nd November. Witnesses told the BBC soldiers fired in the air to disperse protesters before forcing journalists to…

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Ebola in Sierra Leone ‘spreading quickly’

Ebola cases are continuing to rise “frighteningly quickly” in areas of Sierra Leone, an international campaign group has said, as reported by the BBC on 2nd November. The Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) found that in rural parts of the country…

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A health worker checks the temperature of a woman entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale, October 2, 2014. (Joe Penney / Courtesy Reuters)

Poverty: What Ebola and Cholera have in common

The two deadliest outbreaks of this century can be traced to one thing: poverty. Cholera exploded in the Haitian countryside in October 2010, infecting more than 600,000 people and killing 8,600. Ebola surfaced this March in Guinea and has since…

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